The Imperial Hotel; Frank Lloyd Wright and the Architecture of Unity

Rutland, Vermont; (1969): Charles E. Tuttle and Company. First Edition. Small Quarto. Item #027552

. Second printing. 46 pages, +79 pages of illustrations, six folded plates. Pages 23-48 are "Quotations from Frank Lloyd Wright", Bibliography on p. 125. One of the key works expressing Wright's philosophy integrating quotations from his autobiography with the twelve pages entitled 'Building Against Doomsday'. The author has included many of Wright's insights on the development of the 'prairie house' from his first 'yearing for simplicity' as 'organic' with planes parallel to earth. The hotel not only is among the most important of the early items by Wright or that it survived the 1923 earthquake and that Steen Rassmussen, Denmark's architectural-historian noted as the finest of Frank Lloyd Wright's works. A near fine copy bound in beige linen stamped in blind, spine lettering black, in a very good pictorial dust jacket lettered in red and black some light edge wear, price sticker to upper front flap.

Price: $125.00

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